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Area Student Earns Kansas 4-H Scholarship

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Nathanael Vogt has been selected to receive the Orsheln’s Farm and Home 4-H Scholarship, an educational award from the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

The scholarship was presented at the 4-H Emerald Circle Banquet held June 3 in Manhattan, Kansas.

The state 4-H scholarship program is open to 4-H members, and the awards are made on the basis of an application and review process, said Gordon Hibbard, president of the Kansas 4- H Foundation.

This year, Hibbard said, the foundation is providing more than $37,000 in scholarships to fund post-secondary education. The dollar amount of the awards varies, and averages $743 per award.

“The state 4-H scholarship program is made possible by donors, who often are former 4-H members thankful for educational experiences they enjoyed and benefitted from in 4-H,” he said.

Businesses and organizations also support 4-H youth development and the scholarship program.

This spring, Nathanael graduated from Marysville High School. He is a ten year member of the Bremen Hustlers 4-H Club. He will apply the 4-H scholarship toward the study of agribusiness or agronomy at Kansas State University.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.